74th Assembly District

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has named five Nonprofits of Distinction for 2021: Power of One Foundation (Costa Mesa), Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center (Huntington Beach), Miracles for Kids (Irvine), Age Well (Laguna Woods) and Project Self Sufficiency (Newport Beach). Nonprofit of Distinction is an annual recognition ceremony held locally following California …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In a win in the fight against climate change, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ bill to expand critical coastal restoration work passed through the Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee with unanimous support. AB 63 permits restoration in marine conservation areas, expanding opportunities for marine life restoration projects that reduce the effects …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After more than $810 million taxpayer dollars were stolen last year, a bill to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee. Authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, AB 110 will require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to cross-check incarceration records …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After tens of thousands of fraudulent claims and more than $810 million taxpayer dollars lost, the California State Assembly voted to pass legislation to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). AB 110, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie-Petrie-Norris, will require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to cross-check incarceration …continue reading

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With bipartisan support in the Legislature, AB 72 – The 2021 Coastal Adaptation Permitting Act – passed out of the Assembly. AB 72, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will rationalize the regulatory approval process for critical coastal adaptation projects. Scientists have identified promising nature-based coastal adaptation initiatives to help mitigate …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In response to increasing rates of domestic violence reports during the COVID-19 pandemic, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris introduced AB 689 which will support the expansion of domestic violence crisis hotline services to include computer chat and phone text platforms. This bill passed the Assembly’s Public Safety committee with unanimous support. “The …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

With broad support from law enforcement and prosecutors, legislation preventing fraudulent unemployment claims has passed out of the Assembly’s Consumer Privacy and Protection Committee. AB 110, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to cross-check incarceration records in order to prevent paying fraudulent benefits. “In …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers have reconvened the California Legislative Working Group on Substance Abuse Treatment. This group was started in 2019 with the goal of delivering legislative and policy reforms to establish stronger patient protections and increase access to safe, quality care for those seeking substance abuse treatment. Assemblywoman …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has named Laura Suk (Costa Mesa), Lynne Suzanski (Huntington Beach), Carol Choi (Irvine), Dawn Price (Laguna Beach), Margaret Pearlman (Laguna Woods), and Peggy Fort (Newport Beach) as the 74th Assembly District’s 2021 Women of Distinction. Woman of Distinction is an annual recognition ceremony held during March in …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has hired Alexander Kim as her new District Director. In this role, Alexander will serve as a community liaison based out of the Assemblywoman’s Irvine office for the cities of Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Woods and Laguna Beach. “I am thrilled to welcome …continue reading